I need to change the page title, the one which we see when we create a new sub site.

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Is there any OOTB way of doing this?

2 Answers 2


To do this you have to modify the following file


As this file contains in the _layouts directory, so you can not modify it using SharePoint Designer.

Where is the _layouts directory on the server?

For SharePoint On-Premise, you will find this file in the following directory in your server. You can try modifying from there.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\15

For SharePoint Online We do not have access in the above directory yet.

  • then how we do it in office365?
    – KumarV
    Nov 12, 2015 at 8:54
  • We can not access this location in office-365 Nov 12, 2015 at 8:58
  • So, is there no way of doing this in Office-365?
    – KumarV
    Nov 12, 2015 at 8:58
  • I think so. Wait and see what other people say Nov 12, 2015 at 8:59

Javascript can be your friend here. You can add the following JS code to the system HTML master page using SharePoint designer and set the title to whatever you like either static or dynamic using SharePoint APIs if that is your requirement.

window.onload= function(){
document.getElementById("ctl00_PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea_ctl00_SkipLink").previousSibling.innerText="New Site";}

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